I finished the faerie house this morning! Just in time to wrap it up for Christmas. I think it’s so cute, dolls and all.
Paisley, above, rests in her bed of clouds.The dolls are made from Sculpey. Their arms and legs are attached with full-thickness embroidery thread. We’ll see how they hold up.
I wrote a little note to my daughter and Mod-Podged it to the back of the house. It’s dated, with a special love note from Mommy. It tells her that Pinky and Paisley (the dolls) are faerie-like forest creatures that live deep in the woods. They love human food and will borrow it (steal it?) whenever they get the chance.
Pinky sits at the tea table. I may paint it to look like a colorful mushroom at some point. Not sure. I kind of like it as is.
This cute little group of baby woodland creatures sits in a pretend stone hollow at one end of the downstairs. I cut the picture from an ad in a ME magazine.
Ahhh. Home Sweet Faerie Home!
The wall above the bed is clouds too. With little birds for sweet dreams.
I think she’ll be surprised.
Hidden beneath the top shelf, this poem makes a sweet picture for the little faeries’ ceiling.
Maybe I’ll have some more pictures from when she opens it.
The Faery House, which will be located in the woods near the doll house, is coming along quite nicely.
This is the upper level — up in the treetop. I have layers to add yet to make it seem more “in the clouds” and somehow I have to add a faery bed that will fit in.
The lower floor houses a rustic Sculpey table and chairs set with teapot and cups — also from baked Sculpey.
I’ve pulled the little faery table out so that you might see all the food they’ve stashed underneath their tree. Faeries love a taste of human food sometimes. A lot of the embellishments came from old Mary Engelbreit paperdolls from her magazine. I LOVE her magazine, Home Companion. Will show you more as I go. Princess of the Universe will have so much fun with this! She has not seen this at all yet.
Yesterday my husband picked up a 20-dollar piece of white beadboard that he could cut to size and staple (with a pneumatic stapler) to the back of the bookshelf doll house I got from A.C. Moore. This makes the rooms look more finished.
I would love to add lighting at some point, and perhaps stain the wood. Not sure yet. For now I am just going to clean off the scuffs and lightly sand a couple of places where the wood’s not so smooth.
Won’t the dolls just love this? Not to mention my daughter! I can’t wait to set up the little loft area!Lynn
I wanted to share something that Princess of the Universe is getting for Christmas, and it was a GREAT deal!
I have long noticed this dollhouse/bookshelf in A.C. Moore, but for 99 dollars I never really spent that much time looking closely at it. Until yesterday. Princess of the Universe is at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s for a few days, which means easier shopping for me!
I had one of those 50% off any regularly priced item from A.C. Moore. I actually printed mine from on line by searching Google and finding a current coupon, but the Sunday paper usually has one as well.
I inquired about using the coupon before I had them pull this big item from the upper shelf it was on. Yes, they said they would take the coupon – as long as the item was regularly priced, and it was! Yippeee!!
I called my husband and he said he could easily cut a piece of pretty white beadboard-type wood to fill in the back of the shelf so the rooms will look finished!
For 50 dollars, I bought it. Oh boy, will the doll house adventures continue this year!!
She will be so excited. 🙂
Oh, how happy I was to see this.
Sweet little girl.